OpEd: Support Medicaid Expansion

Better UTAH board member Diane Stewart tells  Utahns why supporting Medicaid expansion is the only option that makes sense.

From the beginning, the conversation surrounding Medicaid expansion was hijacked by the far right. As a result, since the announcement of Gov. Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan, each successive plan has been watered down in one way or another. Of the alternatives to which the public has been made privy (given the misuse of Utah’s open meetings laws — there have been so many conversations behind closed doors that “we don’t know what we don’t know”), even Rep. Dunnigan’s “Frail Utah” plan and Speaker Hughes’ Utah Access+ plan have gone down in flames. Expansion appears dead and Americans for Prosperity was seen celebrating on social media. The hijackers had killed their hostage.

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